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  • God's Economyby Lew Daly; E. J. Dionne Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative, though, Obama’s version of the policy has generated loud criticism—from both sides of the aisle—even as the communities... more...

  • Faith, Politics, and Powerby Rebecca Sager

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the Initiative... more...

  • Saving America?by Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. This action marked a key step toward institutionalizing an idea that emerged in the mid-1990s under the Clinton administration--the transfer of some social programs from government control to religious organizations.... more...

  • Social Security In Religious Networksby Carolin Leutloff-Grandits; Anja Peleikis; Tatjana Thelen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 99.00

    During the last decades, the world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of insecurity. Furthermore, the state's withdrawal from providing social security... more...

  • Spirituality and Social Workby Beth R. Crisp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95

    Social work training has long emphasised the importance of evidence-based practice, sidelining the role of spirituality in the lives of service users. In this path-breaking book Beth Crisp discusses how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into social work practice by considering spirituality as an aspect of lived experience. This will be a... more...

  • Charitable Choice at Workby Sheila Suess Kennedy; Wolfgang Bielefeld

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take Charitable Choice: legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Actùbuttressed by President Bush's... more...

  • Charitable Choicesby John P. Bartkowski; Helen A. Regis

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    Congregations and faith-based organizations have become key participants in America’s welfare revolution. Recent legislation has expanded the social welfare role of religious communities, thus revealing a pervasive lack of faith in purely economic responses to poverty. Charitable Choices is an ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief... more...

  • Spirituality in Social Workby Edward R Canda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00

    As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory,... more...

  • Faith-Based Social Servicesby Stephanie C. Boddie; Ram A. Cnaan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    Read the latest studies on the effectiveness of religious-based services?and the problems revealed in the assessment The Charitable Choice provision and the Bush Administration?s National Faith-Based Initiative have broadened the scope of social services delivered through faith-based organizations. There are expectations that these faith-based social... more...

  • Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Workby Edward R Canda; Elizabeth D Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Use these ideas in your social work practice to help the whole person--including your client's spiritual side! Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work brings to light the fact that spiritual well-being is an essential part of the health of every individual. It will show you how to facilitate and encourage growth in the transpersonal... more...